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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

Crown servant

Crown servant  

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Any person in the employment of the Crown (this does not include police officers or local government employees).
noncontentious business

noncontentious business  

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Any business of a solicitor that is not contentious business, i.e. it is business of a nonlitigious character.
repossession

repossession  

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1. The taking back of something purchased, for nonpayment of the instalments due under a hire-purchase agreement.2. The situation in which a mortgagee (lender) takes vacant possession of the property ...
contact

contact  

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N.(in family law) The opportunity for a child to communicate with a person with whom that child is not resident. The degree of contact may range from a telephone call to a long stay or even a visit ...
child support

child support  

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A payment towards the cost of maintaining a child, allocated between separated parents and payable under the child support scheme administered by the Child Support Agency (CSA) where the Child ...
Calvo clause

Calvo clause  

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A legal principle, applicable in international disputes, that aliens have no more rights than the citizens of a sovereign state. In effect aliens are not entitled to rights and privileges ...
charitable trust

charitable trust  

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A trust set up for a charitable purpose that is registered with the Charity Commission. Charitable trusts do not have to pay income tax if they comply with the regulations of the Commission.
personal allowance

personal allowance  

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The allowance to which every individual resident in the UK is entitled in calculating their taxable income for income tax. The allowance depends on the age of the taxpayer. For 2008–09 the personal ...
precept

precept  

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N.A lawful demand or direction, particularly a demand from a rating authority to another authority to levy rates for the benefit of the former. For example, a district council's rates include an ...
uberrima fides

uberrima fides  

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(Latin: utmost good faith)The basis of all insurance contracts. See utmost good faith.
trespassory assembly

trespassory assembly  

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An assembly of more than 20 people in the open air on land to which the public has no right, or a limited right, of access, when the occupier has not consented to the event and it is likely to result ...
insurance policy

insurance policy  

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A formal document issued by an insurer setting out the terms of a contract of insurance. Insurance contracts are not required by law to be in writing. Before the issue of a policy an insurer may ...
Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co.

Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co.  

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259 U.S. 20 (1922), argued 7–8 Mar. 1922, decided 15 May 1922 by vote of 8 to 1; Taft for the Court, Clarke, without opinion, in dissent. Immediately following the unexpected invalidation of the ...
Belle Terre v. Boraas

Belle Terre v. Boraas  

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416 U.S. 1 (1974), argued 19–20 Feb. 1974, decided 1 Apr. 1974 by vote of 7 to 2; Douglas for the Court, Brennan and Marshall in dissent. Appellees owned a house in the small Long Island village of ...
Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority

Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority  

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297 U.S. 288 (1936), argued 19–20 Dec. 1935, decided 17 Feb. 1936 by vote of 8 to 1; Hughes for the Court, Brandeis concurring, McReynolds in dissent. Claiming that the Tennessee Valley Authority Act ...
family life

family life  

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Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act1998 guarantee respect for family life. The right to family life extends beyond formal relationships and legitimate ...
pre-emption

pre-emption  

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N.The right of first refusal to purchase land in the event that the grantor of the right should decide to sell. For example, if A makes a covenant that for five years he will not sell his land other ...
tender

tender  

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N.1 An offer to supply (or to purchase) goods or services. Normally a tender must be accepted to create a contract, except when the invitation to tender states unequivocally that the lowest (or ...
Ogden v. Saunders

Ogden v. Saunders  

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12 Wheat. (25 U.S.) 213 (1827), argued 18–20 Jan. 1827, decided 19 Feb. 1827 by vote of 4 to 3; majority justices by seriatim opinions, Marshall, Story, and Duvall in dissent. In this decision, a ...
Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.

Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.  

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(1) 157 U.S. 429 (1895), argued 7–13 Mar. 1895, decided in three parts on 8 Apr. 1895 by votes of 8 to 0, 6 to 2, and 4 to 4; Fuller for the Court, Field concurring, White, Harlan, Brown, and Shiras ...

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